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Changes to the National Planning Policy Framework

Last updated: 24 Feb 2016

Consulting body:
Department for Communities and Local Government
Period of consultation:
Runs from 1 December 2015 to 22 February 2016
CML action:
Response submitted

The Government has recently opened a consultation on various changes to the National Planning Policy Framework.  The consultation is seeking views on some specific changes in the following areas that are of interest in relation to our ongoing work on development of the Starter Homes scheme:

  • Broadening the definition of affordable housing, to expand the range of low cost housing opportunities for those aspiring to own their new home (the proposal will include starter homes in the affordable housing definition)
  • Supporting the delivery of starter homes (relating to the local authority duty to promote the development/ supply of starter homes)

A summary of the consultation questions is available below with our full response.